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Roger with a strong start

21.06.2011 | Starseite 2, Tennis


Roger has made a strong start into this year's tournament in Wimbledon with a 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Mikhail Kukushkinof of Kazakhstan.

"I thought I struggled putting enough returns into play in the first set but I thought he played very well and made it hard for me," Roger said. "He served well but I served very well myself. It was actually quite tricky on one end, very windy, which made it difficult to time the ball well but overall I'm pleased with my performance."

Roger's serve worked very well and helped him through the opening set. He still had to play strong to go all the way into the tie-brek which he clearly dominated 7-2 to take the set. Roger managed to hold an early break in the second set as he fought off break-points a bit later on. The last set seemed easy as he even seemed to test out a few things for the further matches at his favourite tournament.

Roger will meet the winner of the match between Adrian Mannarino and Conor Niland on Thursday. He has never played against either of the players.

 
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06/22/2011 | 01:13 PM
Keep it up roger. You're competent of winning and absolutely deserve. Go all the way!
06/22/2011 | 01:03 PM
Very good match Roger.You played very well.Good luck in the next match with Mannarino.Come on MAESTRO!
06/22/2011 | 12:44 PM
ROGER.....
#YOUR BACKHAND IS NOT WORKING AS BEFORE....TRY AND FIX IT...
#CARRY ON WITH THE ACES MAN..
#U'LL WIN WIMBY 2011
06/22/2011 | 11:59 AM
Great Start....this is very good but still we need more than the semi final or even the final, we need to see u kissing the trophy. keep up the great work.
06/22/2011 | 11:58 AM
Hi Rog.
Great start keep going
I do nothing but watching you playing all the time even it take many hours because I injoy every second watching you plays.
Good luck and keep winning and take your 17th.
Love you.
06/22/2011 | 11:27 AM
Well played roger. It was difficult to play in the wind.
Really liked the way you played in the last 2 sets.

But roger there's one problem, it was there in the french open too.
And it affected you a lot especially in the final.
I'm talking about the break point conversion rate.When you have a break point I know you don't want it to go so you hit your shot really carefully but then you either hit it at the net or long.
It was a problem yesterday too.
Hope you won't repeat it.
All the best
06/22/2011 | 11:27 AM
Hi Rog, Great start on center court, nice tennis, keep that rythm, fantastic!. Good luck on Thursday.
06/22/2011 | 11:25 AM
Hai Rog,

Great performance! Simply loved your jumping shots! Amazing! Keep it up! All the Very Best for the rest of the tournament! The glittering trophy is just dying to received the SWEETEST KISS, which it unfortunately missed last year. Love you so much Dear!
From your GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATEST FAN!
06/22/2011 | 11:20 AM
Dear Roger, great performance, good serve and smooth footwork. love it. It made my day. You will be the Champion this year. All the best!

Hey guys, Roger's backhand might not be as impressive as his other superb skills in this match. But Roger is such a great champion that does not deserve any more complaints. And don't you guys see it? Roger's backhand has improved so much in the past few months or half a year. I think he already worked as hard as he could on it. We should appreciate it.
06/22/2011 | 11:04 AM
dear Roger,
me and my 12 years son love your manner and character besides your nice playing. we hope that you would be great champion of Wimbledon.
We enjoy a lot when we watch your playing.
lucky forever